A strategic priority of One South Euclid (OSE) is enhancing the Downtown Mayfield-Green District. This page will provide updates on our progress as we partner with the City of South Euclid, its businesses, and residents to revitalize and promote our Downtown area.
In 2018, OSE worked with the city and consultants at Yard + Company to develop a plan to repurpose and strengthen our downtown district. We came up with a vision of Mayfield and Green that creates a sense of place for our residents and makes it a destination for the wider community. This aspirational vision was shared at a public meeting in January 2019 and continues to inspire the steps OSE takes with our Mayfield-Green Action Committee.
Mayor Welo shares the plan to strengthen the downtown district with the community.
In 2021, the City of South Euclid created a Landmarks Commission that designates, protects and preserves the historical, architectural and/or cultural significance of homes, commercial buildings and works of public art in our community. In the Mayfield-Green district, the designation can protect historical buildings that provide a sense of place while encouraging property owners to take advantage of economic development tools available only to historic structures. Interested property owners can apply for consideration of landmark status here.
We are proponents of public art because it enlivens community spaces, provides accessibility to everyone, enriches our physical environment, and expresses our value and culture as a city.
Our annual summer event - INTERSECTION, featured some of the eateries in the Mayfield-Green district, while neighbors enjoyed music, games and camaraderie. Last year, two artists from Ingenuity Cleveland created paintings during the event, which can still be viewed at 4477 Rushton Road. In 2022, a giant community blanket created by residents was displayed. Caro Volny, a Cleveland Institute of Art student who led the art project, taught crochet workshops. She then assembled the blanket from the hundreds of granny squares created by residents. After the event, she disassembled it into five smaller blankets and donated them to the Community Partnership on Aging.
Mayfield-Green Zoning District
In 2022, the district’s boundaries were expanded to correct improper zoning, strengthen the district’s existing amenities, and lay the foundation for future development. The rezoning creates a vibrant and accessible downtown district that proactively supports new and existing businesses, and encourages population growth.
No homes, businesses or religious institutions were displaced by the zoning expansion and the existing permitted uses within the Mayfield-Green Zoning District remain the same. The district has simply expanded to a larger footprint. Any new development that occurs must complement existing businesses and residential neighborhoods.
Our first art installation was the gorgeous "Come Together" mural at 4490 Mayfield Road.
(Design by artist Lisa Quine)
INTERSECTION 2022 was the place where people, the arts and fun intersect.